Gosh…we have been deprived of Republican Reality TeeVee lately. Well…a debate started a few minutes ago. I’ll try live blogging it if I can find a stream on the intertubes or radio.
Go to town with your own commentary in the thread.
5:12: Got it…you can stream the debate here.
5:14: As I tune in, Romney and Santorum are doing the opening bickering shtick.
5:15: First words out of Newt’s mouth: “When I was speaker, we balanced the budget.”
5:17: Ron Paul earns the title Jedi Diphthong Master.
5:20: Rick: Just think what the teabaggers can do with Santorum!
5:25: Lost my feed while Mitt was talking about how conservative he was as MA Gov.
5:26: Rick Santorum puts on that “disgusted face”, usually reserved for sex-related matters, as he talks about Mitt Romney asking for and getting Olympics earmark money.
5:34: Pardon our brief live blogging interruption. My computer decided to die. All better now.
5:42: Yay for companies going bankrupt!!!!
5:46: The candidates and the audience tries to bully John. Newt Gingrich goes in to “indignant mode.” “Barack Obama voted to kill babies!”
5:51: Ron Paul: “The pill cannot be blamed for the immorality of our society.”
5:55: Newt: “Whenever the government provides services, they have the power of tyranny.” What the fuck?!?
5:57: Ron Paul goes into incoherent babble mode for a few seconds.
5:58: The audience is sure doing a lot of booing…not always clear who they are booing or why.
6:01: Mitt, if he becomes president, vows to throw tons of young people off their parent’s insurance, throw millions of poor people off of insurance, and make insurance unaffordable for millions of people with preexisting conditions. Nice.
6:31: *Snicker* Santorum said “feckless.”
6:34: Rick Santorum creates his own version of “the axis of evil”. The Santorum version is Syria and Iran.
6:36: Santorum: “A second Obama term will result in a cataclysm in the Middle East!!!!”
6:38: *Snicker* Mitt said “feckless.”
6:39: Mitt and Santorum are talking about the terrible news coming out of the Middle East. WTF? Nothing beats “bad news out of the Middle East” like, 4,000 dead U.S. soldiers, hundreds of thousands dead Iraqi’s, and zero weapons of mass destruction.
6:41: Santorum, “Politics is a team sport, folks.” Newt’s thinking, “marriage, too!”
6:55: Santorum implies that Mitt is “beating the tar out of him” with money. Ummm…Rick, that isn’t “tar.”